/ The Phoenix Traveler
Phoenix — By Heather Wright Schlichting on September 22, 2009 at 10:19 am

Arizona Fall Festivals

What fun to get out and explore different parts of the state for a day trip or a short weekend to check out themed festivals. Here are just a few that are coming up in the next few weeks that might peak your interest. For even more festivals, visit the Arizona Board of Tourism’s site.

74th Street Band

74th Street Band

Standin’ on the corner
September 25 and 26

If you’re an Eagles fan, you already know that in the lyrics of their song “Take It Easy” mentions … Standin’ – On – A – Corner – In – Winslow, Arizona.”

The town of Winslow capitalizes on this “brush with fame” every year at their festival where you too can stand on the corner in historic downtown Winslow. Live bands, including Phoenix’s own 74th Street Band, food, crafts and games for the kids and other activities are available for guests.

Visit their site for more details.

Way Out West Oktoberfest Tempe
October 3 at 10:00 AM to October 4 till 12:00 AM
Tempe Beach Park @ 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe

This event sounds like a great way to celebrate Oktoberfest, but only as an Arizonan can … cowboy style!

There’s something for everybody. FREE Admission, FREE Entertainment, FREE Kids Activities Features four stages of entertainment; six beer gardens plus wines & spirits; German brats and strudel; non-stop polka; and the best local bands. New this year: John Madden Football Tournament, $10 play all day video games, high school and college Garage Band competition. Plus arts & crafts, Regensburg Bounce Land, and Splash Waterpark.

Special “family” pricing for food & beverage tickets – a 20% discount on tickets purchased before 7 pm Friday and before 6 on Saturday & Sunday!

Light Rail: Downtown Tempe / Tempe Beach Park station at 3rd and Mill.

For more details visit their web site.

AZ State Fair
October 16 – November 8

For 125 years, the Arizona State Fair — running from October 16 to November 8 (closed on Mondays) — hosts a variety of fun-filled attractions, activities and rides for all ages at its traditional location at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix.

Musical acts including The Black Crowes, Bob Dylan, Lady Antebellum, Kelly Clarkson and Stone Temple Pilots plus many more will be performing. It’s a fantastic, inexpensive way to hear great music.

New this year is a Season Pass – 21 days for $21 provides unlimited admission for the person named on the pass. Soon you will be able to buy passes online.  Visit their site for more information.

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